Artist lineup announced for Wilmington jazz festival

 (Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

(Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

Several world-class musicians are scheduled to take the stage at Wilmington’s 26th DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.

On Thursday, city officials announced the lineup at one of the largest free festivals in the region, which honors Wilmington’s own jazz legend, Clifford Brown.

“The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a staple of Wilmington’s performing arts culture,” Mayor Dennis P. Williams said. “The City is excited to celebrate the 26th anniversary and I hope the community gets involved and enjoys all of the many activities the festival has to offer.”

The artists performing at the 2014 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival include:

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Wednesday, June 18 – 6:00 p.m.The Brownie Roach ProjectDianne Schuur

Thursday, June 19 – 6:00 p.m.Lynn RileyLatin Jazz All-Stars: A Tribute to Dave Valentin

Friday, June 20 – 6:00 p.m.Amel LarrieuxMindi Abair

Saturday, June 21 – 2:00 p.m.Aniya JazzJawanza KobieHabana SaxBrian Culbertson

New this year, the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival will feature a reception called “Sax in the City” following the June 19 performance. The ticketed event will be held in the newly-renovated Wilmington Public Library, and will feature two floors of live music, entertainment, food and drink tastings.

Tickets are $25 and all proceeds from will benefit Cityfest, a non-profit organization that contributes to arts and cultural programs in Wilmington.

The Silver Trumpet Block Party reception will also return this year. The free event will take place on June 20 on Market Street between 8th and 10th streets.

For additional DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival announcements, tickets or updates, visit the festival’s website.

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